SRJC Course Outlines

8/16/2022 12:16:23 AMMUSC 1 Course Outline as of Fall 2022

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MUSC 1Title:  MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS  
Full Title:  Music Fundamentals
Last Reviewed:5/10/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  MUS 1

Catalog Description:
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This course is designed for students with little or no formal musical training. Students are introduced to basic musical concepts, terminology, and music reading through exercises in rhythm, singing, and on the piano keyboard. Topics include notation, rhythm, scales, intervals, chords, key signatures, and the circle of fifths. Recommended for prospective Music majors who lack the music reading skills for MUSC 2A/3A.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course is designed for students with little or no formal musical training. Students are introduced to basic musical concepts, terminology, and music reading through exercises in rhythm, singing, and on the piano keyboard. Topics include notation, rhythm, scales, intervals, chords, key signatures, and the circle of fifths. Recommended for prospective Music majors who lack the music reading skills for MUSC 2A/3A.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: MUS 110 Music Fundamentals SRJC Equivalent Course(s): MUSC1

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Explain and utilize basic musical terminology.
2. Identify, interpret, and utilize the fundamental elements of music.
3. Demonstrate basic musical concepts at the piano keyboard.
 

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In order to achieve these learning outcomes, during the course students will:
1. Explain and utilize basic musical terminology including melody, harmony, rhythm, tempo,
    meter, and dynamics.
2. Identify, interpret, and utilize scales, intervals, chords, key signatures, and the circle of fifths.
3. Read elementary treble and bass clef notation.
4. Read and perform basic rhythmic patterns in simple and compound meter.
5. Apply musical materials learned to the piano keyboard.

Topics and Scope
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I. Beat and Rhythm
    A. Rhythmic notation
    B. Simple and compound division
II. Pitch
    A. Staff notation
    B. Treble clef, bass clef, and grand staves
    C. Natural notes on the piano keyboard
III. Meter and Rhythmic Patterns                        
     A. Simple meters
    B. Compound meters
IV. Dynamics
V.  Whole and Half Steps
    A. Accidentals
    B. The chromatic scale
    C. Black keys on the piano keyboard
VI. Major Keys
    A. Construction of major scales
    B. Major key signatures
    C. The circle of fifths
    D. Solfeggio for major scales and melodies
    E. Locating major scales on the piano
VII. Intervals
    A. Identification and construction of intervals
    B. Recognizing intervals through solfeggio and familiar song references
    C. Locating intervals on the piano keyboard
VIII. Minor Keys
    A. Construction of minor scales
    B. Minor key signatures
    C. The circle of fifths
    D. Solfeggio for minor scales and melodies
    E. Locating minor scales on the piano
IX. Chords
    A. Major, minor, augmented, and diminished triads
    B. Dominant seventh chords
    C. Locating chords on the piano
    D. Using chords to accompany songs

Assignments:
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1. Reading assignments in the textbook (1-2 chapters/week)
2. In-class and/or online drills and workbook exercises (2-4 pages/week)
3. Quizzes (3-5)
4. Comprehensive midterm and final exam

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 50%
Drills, workbook exercises
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 60%
Quizzes, midterm, and final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Musician's Guide to Fundamentals. 3rd ed. Clendenning, Jane Piper and Marvin, Elizabeth West and Phillips, Joel. W. W. Norton. 2017 (classic)
 
Instructor prepared materials

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